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5 Essential Art Exhibits to See in 2023

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As the winter weather leans towards spring break, people are anxious to get out and discover the world again. With the minimal restrictions compared to the past few years, more people are ready to take in some culture and entertainment. 

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a vibrant artistic renaissance. There are a lot of new artists that are filling the art world with their creations, interpretations, and visions. There has never been a more fascinating time in the art world than it is now. 

Whether you are an art enthusiast or just looking for a beautiful day exploring a local art festival, there are hundreds of art exhibitions to visit. The list is long, but we have compiled a few of the most anticipated shows for 2023.

Sam Falls: We Are Dust and Shadow

The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Runs Until June 11, 2023

Sam Falls’ first solo museum exhibition features new paintings and sculptures about nature. The otherworldly landscapes and plant stains in Falls’s work rival those in Abstract Expressionism. The toll we take on the planet, and the cycles of life, are showcased in this art that resonates. Using the tools of nature, Fall uncovers the beauty of earthly patterns and textures. 

Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952–1982

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Running Until July 2, 2023

While there has been much discussion regarding the emergence of AI-generated art, artificial intelligence is on the scene whether you are talking about creating content or physical artwork. The Coded Exhibit showcases the joint creative efforts of artists and computer algorithms and the natural bent towards creative invention. 

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Keith Haring: Art is for Everybody

The Broad, Los Angeles

May 27–October 8, 2023

The exhibition traces Haring’s career from his days as a student in New York up until he died of AIDS at the age of 43. This exhibition is based on Haring’s journals. It highlights his commitment to social issues like abolishing apartheid, nuclear disarmament, and AIDS research and support. The exhibition will also include interactive elements, including a black light gallery and music from Haring’s personal playlist. 

Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

May 5–July 16, 2023

If you are a fashion lover and enjoy exploring the history of some of the most famous clothing, you can’t miss the Karl Lagerfeld exhibition at the Met. Various draftsman sketches that Lagerfeld created for other fashion houses throughout his career, along with his own designs, will be on display for the first time. 

Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time 

MoMA, New York

April 9–August 12, 2023

Known for her southwestern pastoral style, Georgia O’Keefe has been an essential part of mainstream American art. The latest collection exhibition, “To See Takes Time,” follows O’Keefe as she explores a different style and medium in more fluid, minimalist watercolors. 

Thousands of interesting art festivals, creative shows, and exhibitions are available to enjoy throughout 2023. If you have decided that this is the year to enjoy more culture, participate in one of these upcoming art exhibitions or explore galleries in your area.